Education

Veterans confused, educators concerned over bill to let vets teach without background in education

BY: - October 5, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. A new bill in the Ohio Senate that is aiming to curb the teacher […]

‘What century are we in?’ Biden asks of University of Idaho ban on abortion counseling

BY: - October 5, 2022

The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination also bars colleges and universities from denying counseling and other services to abortion patients and contraception to all students — even in states where abortion is now severely restricted, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday. The guidance, which clarifies the longstanding rules for federal Title IX funding that virtually all […]

District 2: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk culture wars, funding

BY: - September 29, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Two Northern Ohioans are vying to represent District 2 in the State Board of […]

Funding school lunch program could prevent ‘lunch shaming’

BY: - September 28, 2022

In 2019, a Summit County school district was under fire for its lunch policy, which said that a student who has a certain amount of debt built up in their school lunch account received an “alternative” to the hot lunch. The debt was $9, according to the child’s grandparents, who received national attention for the […]

School admins, anti-hunger advocates ask for funds to help student food programs

BY: - September 27, 2022

With nearly 2 million children in Ohio facing food insecurity, school officials and the leaders of anti-hunger initiatives want to see federal dollars jumpstart expired pandemic programs. Universal lunch programs were used all over the country during the pandemic as COVID-19 caused school closures and an economic downturn that exacerbated a problem school districts had […]

Shaker Heights Schools joins lawsuit against EdChoice

BY: - September 22, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Shaker Heights Schools is the latest school district to join in […]

New Ohio GOP ‘censorship’ bill is 7th this term

BY: - September 22, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Republican lawmakers have put forward at least seven different bills […]

COMMENTARY

Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read

BY: - September 21, 2022

Banned Books Week, an annual event that teachers and librarians across the U.S. mark with a combination of distress and defiance, is here again. The theme of this year’s event, which takes place Sept. 18-24, is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” It comes amid regular high-profile efforts to remove allegedly controversial or inappropriate reading […]

House Republicans want schools to tell parents about ‘sexually explicit content’

BY: - September 20, 2022

Two Ohio House Republicans introduced legislation last week that would force school boards to disclose to parents all “sexually explicit content” taught in the classroom. At parents’ request, teachers would need to provide students with alternative instruction that doesn’t include this sexually explicit content. The legislation — introduced by Republicans Sara Carruthers and D.J. Swearingen […]

Trans community speaks against Board of Ed. resolution opposing LGBTQ+ protections

BY: - September 20, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. COLUMBUS, Ohio — The LGBTQ+ community, educators, parents and some lawmakers are speaking out […]

An ‘unprecedented flood’ of book bans engulfs U.S. school districts, PEN report says

BY: - September 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said. “What I […]

District 10: Ohio’s Board of Education candidates talk culture wars

BY: - September 16, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. In the second edition of OCJ’s state Board of Education series, the […]